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Bacteriocin With Novel Activity

An isolated and purified bacteriocin, thermophilin 110, produced by Streptococcus thermophiles strain 110 that kills and/or inhibits the growth of Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus mutans, and/or Propionibacterium acnes. Thermophilin 110 is the first bacteriocin identified with this activity.

• Natural, antimicrobial peptides

• Applied topically, orally, or parenterally to an animal to prevent the growth of or kill S. pyogenes, S. mutans, and/or P. acnes and thus prevent or treat diseases caused by the bacteria
• Potential for food and non-food applications
• Biopreservative

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